Nadine's Postpartum Salad

Updated: May 2, 2019

When you're postpartum and thinking all things baby, it's normal to put yourself on the back burner. I'm not saying it's right, but it's just what we do when we become mothers. Yes, the cliche is on point - once we see that little face, everything changes. But once the insomnia settles and you're thinking somewhat straight, you start to listen to your body again and realize that you need nutrients! If you're lucky enough to have a partner who cooks for you or able to order prepared meals for yourself, kudos! Thank your lucky stars because most people don't.

Why am I talking about this on a recipe blog post you ask? Because my good friend, and Stella's Auntie, Nadine read my mind a couple of weeks ago and brought us fresh greens from a local farmer's market to make a wonderful salad and I've been hooked ever since. This is the same woman I mentioned in my Birth Plan. The roots of the vegetables were still covered in dirt, which I loved to see. Super fresh. This salad is now a staple in my daily postpartum nutrition! Greens are very important in your PP recovery, and overall health. That became more apparent to me through this journey. Here is what is in the Nadine's PP Salad:

  • Beats

  • Fennel

  • Green Onion

  • Yellow Onion

  • Cucumber

  • Cherry Tomatoes - (I like to use a combo of Sun Gold, Black Pearl, Cherries Jubliee)

  • Leafy Greens

Cut them all up to your liking and serve with olive oil and balsamic vinegar! Check out another yummy salad: The Bean and Avocado Salad gives that extra punch of nutrients and added protein!

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